Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Three Kings Day

Today is a holiday in Germany - Heilige Drei Koenige or Three Kings Day. One of the fun traditions that German families participate in on this day is eating a king's cake or king's wreath. It is a sweet yeast bread with nuts and raisins in it and a paper crown on top. Inside the bread is hidden a small plastic figure of a king. Whoever finds the king in their portion gets to be king for the day and wear the crown!
Tim bought this delicious "king's wreath" at our local bakery this morning.

The king!

King for the day, which by the way is much more exciting for little kids than for big "kids"!!

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